Historic Timeline

June 29, 1735

Fr. de Cloriviere was born in Saint-Malo, Brittany, France.

June 29, 1735

November 5, 1749

Marie Adélaïde de Cicé was born at Chateau de Cice in Bruz parish near Rennes.

February 23, 1756

As Pierre Joseph Cloriviere was leaving the chapel of the Jesuit Fathers on the rue Pot de Fer, a stranger spoke to him confirming his calling by God to the priesthood, under the protection of St. Ignatius and St. Francis Xavier.

February 23, 1756

August 14, 1756

Father de Cloriviere, S.J. entered the Society of Jesus in Paris.

August 17, 1758

Father de Cloriviere, S.J. professes first vows.

August 17, 1758

October 2, 1763

Father de Cloriviere, S.J. ordained a priest.

August 15, 1773

Father Pierre Joseph de Cloriviere, S.J. professes final vows in 1773.

August 15, 1773

October 1, 1776

Marie Adelaide de Cice writes letter of consecration and inspiration of way of life after 3-day retreat in 1776.

March 25, 1790

Father de Cloriviere preaches the Lenten sermons in the church of Saint Sauveur in Dinan. He speaks in defense of religious vows. He is immediately afterwards, and later released.

March 25, 1790

August 18, 1790

Fr. de Clorivière had an inspiration: to form a society for women. This corresponded to Adelaide's inspiration as conceived by the Holy Spirit.

April 30, 1791

Father de Cloriviere calls Marie Adelaide de Cice to be the first Superior of the Society and instructs her to go to Paris.

April 30, 1791

August 15, 1792

Marie Adelaide de Cice professes first vows in Paris in 1792.

August 23, 1799

First arrest of Marie Adelaide de Cice.

August 23, 1799

September 11, 1799

Release of Marie Adelaide de Cice following her first arrest.

January 19, 1801

Marie Adelaide de Cice arrested and imprisoned in St. Pelsgie, again, for reasons of religious persecution.

January 19, 1801

April 1, 1801

Marie Adelaide de Cice interrogated in court.

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April 7, 1801

Marie Adelaide de Cice acquitted, thanks to more than 200 of the poor who came to her trial to testify to her devotion towards them.

April 7, 1801

May 5, 1804

Father de Cloriviere arrested and imprisoned, first in La Force gaol, later transferred to the Temple Prison for four years and then sent to an asylum for one year.

LaForce Gaol

April 11, 1809

Father de Cloriviere finally receives his freedom after five years of imprisonment.

April 11, 1809

April 26, 1818

Anniversary of the death of Marie Adelaide de Cice, co-founder and first General Superior of the Society of the Daughters of the Heart of Mary.

January 9, 1820

Father de Cloriviere, S.J. dies peacefully in the chapel kneeling in Eucharistic Adoration.

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January 9, 1820

July 19, 1825

The Constitution of the Society of the Daughters of the Heart of Mary receives approbation.

October 8, 1851

First DHMs land in New York on the S.S. Humboldt-Mary Charlotte Le Ferec, Mademoiselle Blehan, and Anna Romaine Pance accompanied by Father Louis de Goesbriand.

October 8, 1851

October 10, 1851

The three Daughters of the Heart of Mary arrived in Cleveland, Ohio to establish the first foundation in the United States.

December 25, 1851

First orphan arrives at St. Mary’s Orphan Asylum in Cleveland. Her name is Mary Ann Kelly, and she is 9 years old.

December 25, 1851

August 1855

Victorin Boucher became the first Provincial of the new Province of the United States.

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